With the international debate on climate change getting complex by the day, initiatives such as the Himalaya Archive Japan are more important than ever before. It is critical to draw world attention to one of the most vulnerable ecosystems on earth, whose well being is as important for somebody living in Japan as it is for the person living in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, Bhutan,Tibet or India. The fragile Himalayan landscape and the immediate livelihoods of the already vulnerable Himalayan communities along with their vast reserves of traditional knowledge are being held to ransom by geopolitical stances and agendas in the international negotiations on climate change. Now, more than ever, initiatives such as Himalaya Archive Japan are vital! The founder of Moving Images.